The food scene in Leeds has exploded in recent years, with Michelin-starred restaurants, innovative eating experiences and cosy pubs – the variety of eateries on offer has people from all over the country flocking to Yorkshire to see what the city has to offer.
Here we have shortlisted some of our favourite places to taste your way across the city.
If opulence, amazing cocktails and incredible Chinese food with a difference is what you’re looking for, then Tattu will tick all the boxes. Following on from the success of their Manchester flagship restaurant, the team brought their blossom trees and ūber-cool dining experience to Leeds. Be sure to book – this place gets filled quickly, and peruse the expertly-picked wine list while you’re at it.
Where: 29 East Parade, Minerva House, Leeds, LS1 5PS
Book Now: http://tattu.co.uk/
The Man Behind The Curtain
No foodie’s list of places to go in Leeds would be complete without the famous Man Behind The Curtain. Boasting a Michelin star, Michael O’Hare’s concept restaurant takes what you know about food and turns it completely on its head. Fancy squab pigeon, rhubarb hoi sin and enoki? Or maybe just want to know what on earth that is? Get yourselves down here now.
Where: 68-78 Vicar Lane, Lower Ground Floor Flannels, Leeds LS1 7JH
Book Now: https://themanbehindthecurtain.co.uk/
Matt Healy x The Foundry
This MasterChef: The Professionals runner-up really is a master chef (sorry), and this is showcased right here. Forget the stuffiness of most fine-dining restaurants, The Foundry is much more chilled yet the quality does not suffer. ‘Unconventially British’ is the cuisine, and it is absolutely delightful.
Where: 1 Saw Mill Yard, Leeds, LS11 5WH
Book Now: https://mhfoundry.co.uk/
Any restaurant owned by hospitality group D&D is always going to be nothing short of spectacular – and Crafthouse is no exception. Make sure you throw on your best glad rags here, but it is definitely not style over substance. Delicious dishes such as Truffle Orzo Pasta or Crispy Pork Belly are sure to scintillate your senses.
Where: Level 5 Trinity Leeds, 70 Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6HW
Book Now: https://www.crafthouse-restaurant.com/
Take a culinary tour through Latin America and Asia without ever leaving Leeds with Chino Latino Restaurant and Bar. Situated within the Park Plaza Leeds hotel, you can choose to ick at sushi and sashimi, or delve into one of the signature entrees such as “inside out” chicken wings or black cod with spicy miso.
Where: Boar Lane City Square, Leeds, LS1 5NS
Book Now: http://www.chinolatino.eu/
Vice and Virtue
One of the most in-demand restaurants in the city, famous Leeds chef Luke Downing’s Vice & Virtue was highly-anticipated months before its opening. Their tasting menus are a journey through exquisite flavours and unique dishes such as ox tongue, prunes, caramelised cauliflower and madeira.
Where: 68 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU
Book Now: https://viceandvirtueleeds.co.uk/
Grilling galore, fancy surroundings and an enchanting open kitchen – it must be Ox Club! Opened in 2016, Ox Club generated a huge buzz – and rightly so. Their dishes are to die for – the onglet steak being the stuff of legends around these parts. Looking for something that won’t break the bank? Ox Club has a fantastic Prix Fixe menu where you can enjoy 3 courses and 1 side for just £22.50.
Where: Headrow House, 19a The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PU